Boy found living with rats

FedEx worker saves little boy left alone in apartment full of filth, rats: Police

A New York FedEx worker reportedly saved a young boy from an apartment on Fri. morning that was reportedly so decrepit that it put the child’s life in danger.

New York Post reports that the FedEx delivery worker needed a signature when he arrived to an apartment in the Kingsbridge area of the Bronx, and after ringing the doorbell, a 5-year-old little boy answered and said his parents weren’t home. Concerned, the worker flagged down local police, who checked inside the home and fount rats, maggots, feces, and trash scattered throughout the apartment.

Authorities located the parents, Wilfred Lewis, 59, and Charlotte Lewis, 48, and arrested them both for child endangerment. The father allegedly told police that the boy was “self-sufficient.”

According to ABC7, the child told police he hadn’t seen his parents since Thurs. night. The child’s older siblings, ages 12, 13 and 15, were at school when authorities found the boy. All of the children were taken from the home and placed in the care of the¬†Administration for Children’s Services.

Both suspects were charged with four counts of “failure to exercise control of a minor.” The father was also charged with child endangerment.

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